Striving to be engaged, always innovative
The University’s research covers engineering, social science, arts and humanities disciplines. Striving to be engaged, always innovative, it’s often interdisciplinary and collaborative in nature.
Our Research and Innovation Strategy 2022-2027 focuses on nine priorities areas:
- Research Excellence: building excellence in curiosity-driven discovery research and research which meets defined societal and economic challenges.
- Civic Mission: engaging in projects, initiatives or areas of activity that promote or improve the economic, social, environmental or cultural wellbeing of Wales and beyond.
- Innovation: translating great ideas into value, prosperity, productivity and wellbeing.
- Collaboration: building partnerships by collaborating with researchers, businesses, the public and third sectors to share excellence and deliver research impact.
- High-level Skills, CPD and Lifelong Learning: providing research informed higher-level programmes to support the development of a resilient workforce and society.
- Regional Regeneration: to support growth, wellbeing and prosperity in the region.
- Commercialisation & Income Generation: support for businesses accessing financial support for innovation in collaboration with the University.
- Postgraduate Research: providing a world-class infrastructure to develop the next generation of researchers.
- People: our commitments to incentivise, support and reward staff for excellence in research and innovation.
Our vision for research is that our researchers, and the professional services that support them, drive innovation: the process that turns great ideas into value, prosperity, productivity and wellbeing. It is this vision that will drive wellbeing and adapt to new opportunities and challenges.
Read the Executive Summary of the UWTSD Research and Innovation Strategy.
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 shows that the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) produces world-leading and internationally excellent research.
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is committed to the maintenance of high ethical standards in the research undertaken by its staff and students, whether supported directly by the University or funded by external sources.
The University offers research supervision for Master’s and Doctoral study across all its subject areas, Faculties and Schools. Opportunities are available to study for a research degree on each campus in Lampeter, Carmarthen, Swansea and London, or alternatively by distance learning.
Researcher development at UWTSD is aligned to the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. Find out more about what the Concordat means for you along with details of research-specific skills and development opportunities.
Research in areas of applied and experimental psychology.
Established in 1822, Lampeter has a distinguished research tradition, which not only has a global perspective but also attends to contemporary concerns through research in theology and religious studies, history, classics, archaeology, anthropology and philosophy.
Research at the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies (CAWCS) based on the languages, literatures, culture and history of Wales and the other Celtic countries.
Research in contemporary arts practice; creative industries; design for life-science, health and wellbeing.
Research in the areas of Computer networking; Non-destructive testing; computational modelling; product engineering.
Research activity related to education, professional learning and leadership, social justice and equity, languages, literacy and multilingualism, physical literacy and applied professional practice.
Library and Learning Resources offer a range of specialist support for academics and research students. Find everything you need to know about open access publishing and research data management here.
INSPIRE at UWTSD connects the University’s staff, students and knowledge centres with businesses, organisations and communities in order to create impact in society that is both sustainable and brings benefit to all.
The Research and Impact Accelerator Programme (RIAP) exists to support the University's new Research and Innovation Strategy. Six different funding pathways are available with details and application forms on the RIAP page.
The Taith research travel grant supports the travel and living costs of academic and technical staff engaged in or supporting research, and postgraduate researchers based in Wales who want to travel abroad to undergo placements or to benefit from networking opportunities.
The UNESCO BRIDGES Hub at UWTSD, one of five across the world, champions research, teaching and initiatives that use Sustainability Science to seek just and lasting solutions to current problems.